Hints of Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Issues in the Energy & Commerce Committee

..In first days of 113th Congress, the House approved bipartisan legislation, hinting at possible increased cooperation on health care issues

..Exchange between Energy & Commerce Committee leaders highlights increased likelihood of a bill becoming law if it receives support from both parties

..Implementation of contentious ACA provisions late in the year could change this early dynamic

-In its first official meeting of the new Congress, the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed what Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) described as “five commonsense and bipartisan bills.” Three of the bills focus on health care issues.

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